- 10th Anniversary of my BHR by Patricia Walter Owner/Webmaster
- 12 Year Anniversary for Patricia Walter’s BHR by Dr. De Smet March 15, 2006
- 13 Year Update Patricia Walter’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. De Smet 2006
- 15 Year Anniversary of BHR Hip Resurfacing with Dr. De Smet 2006
- 2nd Annual Hip Resurfacing Course October 24 & 25, 2008 in Los Angeles, CA
- 3rd Annual Hip Resurfacing Course Sept. 4-5, 2009
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Dr. Gross discusses the advantages of uncemented hip resurfacing 2012
Dr. Gross discusses the advantages of uncemented hip resurfacing. He discusses the outcome of over 2000 uncemented hip resurfacing cases he has personally performed. Long term data up to 5 years is discussed.
Dr. Gross discusses choosing a hip resurfacing surgeon 2012
Dr. Gross discusses the importance of choosing an experienced hip resurfacing surgeon for perspective patients.. He explains why the expienced surgeons have better
I started https://surfacehippy.info in 2005 because I felt people should have information about hip resurfacing. The website has had many updates and design changes, but always provided information and personal stories about hip resurfacing. There have been many … Read the rest
Patricia Walter discusses hip resurfacing and BHR Birmingham Hip Resurfacing she received in 2006 from Dr. De Smet in Belgium. Video recorded March 1, 2008
The first advantage of a hip resurfacing is that the hip device, due to its large size, allows a person to return to any of their favorite activities without restrictions or possibility of a dislocation. The old fashioned total hip replacement devices use a much smaller diameter ball as … Read the rest
An information website like https://surfacehippy.info should not be served subpoenas or be sued. I truly wonder what is wrong with our world. If every website providing information was sued, the internet would be a very empty space without any information.
Why would any lawyer think https://surfacehippy.info could possibly tell a person if they were a candidate for hip resurfacing or that they must/should have a hip resurfacing?
I want my readers to know that my … Read the rest
My hip hurt, my body hurt and I needed a new hip. I had fought hip pain for almost ten years because I just did not want “half my leg bone cut off” to get a new hip replacement. It just did not make sense to me that doctors were still sawing off a big hunk of a femur bone to replace a hip. We sent men to the moon, had nuclear power and every … Read the rest
A new member of the Hip Talk Discussion Group is considering hip resurfacing, but very concerned about the negative press and the medical communities not supporting hip resurfacing.
Patricia Walter, owner of the Surface Hippy Website, responded to his concerns about hip resurfacing in the following article:
Hip Resurfacing is a very special method of replacing a hip. Ever since I began this website in 2005, hip resurfacing has never been widely accepted by the … Read the rest
My BHR is 12 years old. I have not ever had any problems with it or my hip. The real problem is that it is doing great while the rest of my 73 year old body is wishing it could also get an overhaul. LOL
Hip resurfacing is still a great option when you are a good candidate. There are very few problems with hip resurfacing for most people. There are always a few who … Read the rest
You should ask your hip resurfacing doctor as many of the questions that seem appropriate for your situation. Your doctor should be patient, willing to talk about what to expect and answer your questions. Having all your questions answered will give you peace of mind and will make your surgery much less stressful.
Download and print the Questions Here:
Will you perform my hip resurfacing personally or have an assistant do the surgery?
Hip Resurfacing is very near and dear to my heart and left hip. I believe it is a wonderful alternative to a total hip replacement, if you are a suitable candidate. People with painful hips want to begin living an active life again without pain. They don’t want restrictions to their favorite sports and activities. Hip Resurfacing offers that opportunity to return to a normal active life without … Read the rest
Today (March 15, 2016) is the 10th anniversary of my BHR (Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Device by Smith and Nephew) surgery. My BHR is still going strong with no problems at all. It feels just like my other unoperated hip – normal.
I traveled to Dr. De Smet in Belgium in 2006 because there were not many experienced hip resurfacing surgeons in the US. Also, I did not have health insurance and could not afford … Read the rest
What Equipment Will I Need At Home After Surgery?
Everyone has slightly different needs. There are some basic items almost everyone needs and then there are things that some people want and others just don’t need.
Crutches – Normally crutches are supplied by the hospital. I used elbow crutches and they are much easier to use than normal under the arm crutches. Overseas hospitals use elbow crutches while US hospital still normally use … Read the rest
Owner and Webmaster of Surface Hippy
I often have people write to me personally for advice and information. I have been researching hip resurfacing for about four years. I had my hip resurfaced March 15, 2006 with Dr. De Smet of Belgium. I have formed many opinions along the way. They are only my opinions from what I have read. I am not trained in any medical field, I am a Mechanical Engineer by … Read the rest
Updated 10/1/2014I was very honored to attend the 2nd Annual Hip Resurfacing Course in LA on Oct. 24 & 25, 2008. The course was to teach new surgeons about hip resurfacing and to allow experienced hip resurfacing surgeons to share their experience. Allied medical professionals also attend the course such as physical therapists, surgeons not performing resurfacing and medical device companies. I hardly have enough words to describe the wonderful experience. I spent two… Read the rest
Article by Patricia Walter and Hip Resurfacing Surgeons
Patients and prospective patients are always concerned about the complications that could occur after a hip resurfacing surgery. The typical problems include femur neck fractures, dislocations, loose acetabular cups, improperly positioned acetabular cups, high metal ions, infections, pseudotumors, ALVAL and metalosis.
There has been a lot of discussion among patients on discussion groups about the high metal ion issue and pseudotumors. I am not a doctor or … Read the rest
There are people that have experienced very difficult recoveries and their return to a normal life has been very slow. I guess they are the Turtles.
Some are lucky and have an average recovery which puts … Read the rest
Listed below are the Pool Exercises that I used to help my stiff muscles after my Hip Resurfacing. These were not given to me by Dr. De Smet, but designed for me by my PT in the US. There were all very gentle and anytime that I started to be in pain, I was to stop. Each exercise or stretch was designed to be done by both legs. I started with 5 repeats of each